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"I recommend ABM College to almost everyone I meet; great opportunity, friendly staff, I feel valued, appreciated, acknowledged and rewarded, which keeps me motivated mentally and physically. The administration, faculty and staff are truly dedicated and committed to the school community as a whole.”

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I loved every minute of going to ABM College, I felt they prepared me so well for my course and for whats to come after I graduated. I could not be happier with my education and now my successful career as a Health Care Aide. - Kelly Reis

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I very much recommend this school - the staff and teachers were awesome and very friendly. Proud ABM College graduate!


Studying at ABM College was a big jumpstart on my entire career, I was working in an oil and gas company for almost 11 years and when the economy crashed, I went to ABM College and enrolled in the Health Care Aide certificate. A week after I graduated, I applied and got the job I am at now. Most of my co-workers are from ABM College so I highly recommend it.

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1. How much does career college cost? 

Tuition prices vary widely between colleges in Calgary, and will also vary depending on the type and length of the program. ABM College is among the most competitively priced private colleges in Calgary. To learn more about tuition costs and the help available for students to cover the cost, contact an admissions advisor.

2. Is college free in Canada?

College is not entirely free in Canada, though there are many students that qualify for government aid, grants, and/or funding in order to attend post-secondary schools. These resources are typically made available when applying for a government student loan. ABM College assists students with their student loan applications and also offers periodic promotions and student scholarships. For details on our current promotions and assistance with loan and scholarship applications, contact our admissions team.

3. What are the job prospects in Calgary with a college diploma and do you actually get students employed after graduation?

ABM College believes in education that gets you hired, and we make it our mission to help each and every student succeed in their career. We have full-time dedicated career counsellors, and offer employment preparation courses within each program to ensure our students are equipped to get a job. We have established relationships with top employers in the industry, and work hard to help secure job placements for our students. In some cases, we even hire our own graduates. We also offer various employment resources, such as networking events, career fairs, job boards, and more.

All ABM College alumni have access to our career counselling resources for life, plus we offer program upgrading to ensure your education stays up to date and relevant within your field.

Job prospects for those in Calgary with a college diploma are strong according to a labour market survey done by Statistics Canada in 2019. Those with a college diploma had 70 per cent employment rate when compared to 32 per cent for those without any education. Alberta labour market is also forecasted to have a shortage of around 7,200 workers by 2023, which means numerous job opportunities for graduates.

4. Are your programs fully online or do I have to physically attend the college classes?

Some of our programs can be completed online, while others require students to attend our Calgary campus for labs and demonstrations due to the nature of the course content. These include several of our healthcare programs. Contact an admissions advisor for more information on the program(s) you are interested in.

5. What is the difference between career college and university?

A career college is a post-secondary institution that offers specialized education required to enter a specific field of work. This is different from university degrees, which offer a broad base of knowledge and require students to commit to a full four years of education before entering the workforce. Career college education provides a more specialized, career-focused training program that can be completed in a matter of months — typically less than one year. This also means students will usually pay much less in overall tuition at a career college, making their educational investment more worthwhile. With a strong focus on career-specific requirements and practicums, career colleges like ABM College can help bring you closer to your dream job more quickly. Read more about the reasons to choose a college diploma over university degree.

6. What is the best college in Calgary for international students and what are the benefits of studying at a college in Calgary?

ABM College is committed to supporting international students’ pursuit of higher education. We are proud to have a multicultural campus that provides excellent educational value to students from a wide variety of backgrounds. Canada, in particular, is a country that has always welcomed people of different cultures and ethnicities. Calgary is also one of the best places to settle for newcomers as the city has one of the lowest tax rates and one of the highest employment rates in the country. Please contact our International Student Coordinator for more information about applying as an international student at ABM College.

7. What are the start dates for your programs and what are your semesters like?

At ABM College, you don’t have to wait for your semester to start. Unlike other colleges and universities that only have a few intakes per year, ABM College practices a rolling intake process which allows applicants to become students and start their career training as quickly as possible. Many of our programs admit students on a monthly basis. For specific intake dates, check out each program pages.

8. What is a post-secondary diploma?

A post-secondary diploma refers to education pursued at the college level, after completing high school. This is different from a bachelor’s degree, and usually can be achieved within one or two years of studying. ABM College offers a variety of diploma courses in business, healthcare, and technology. Our post-secondary college programs are specifically designed to provide thorough training, education, and work experience to meet employer demand so you can enter the job market as soon as possible after graduation.

9. How many courses do you take at career college and can I still work as I attend school?

Typically students at a career college will take one course at a time, but in some cases there may be two. ABM College programs offer flexibility with class schedule, depending on your diploma of study, including your choice of morning, evening, and weekend classes. Many of our courses are also offered in an online or blended learning option, allowing you to attend your lectures from home at your convenience, any time of day or night. Students, including international students, have the freedom to work up to 20 hours per week, and can sometimes even work full-time during breaks and holidays.

10. What is the difference between public and private post-secondary schools?

There are a few differences between private and public post-secondary schools. The most significant one is the type of funding they receive. Public colleges receive government funding or grants to supplement student tuition as a means of operating, while private colleges rely solely on student tuition and private donors in order to fund the college programming. In Alberta, public and private post-secondary schools are licensed under different government acts, which results in certain benefits for students.

Some key differences of a private post-secondary institute include:

Tuition Costs

While tuition is usually slightly higher at a private post-secondary school, private colleges are often well staffed, which means you get the attention you need to succeed in your career.

Class Sizes

Private colleges have the advantage of offering smaller class sizes, which gives instructors more time and energy to dedicate to individual student needs.

Career Opportunities

Private post-secondary institutes like ABM College focus on building business relationships within the community to offer valuable work placements to students.
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